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The regiment fought during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, but it was after Waterloo that it achieved undying fame. Following its defeat of the French Imperial Guard’s grenadiers, the unit changed its title and bearskin headdress and took a flaming grenade as its cap badge.

The medal is estimated at £800-1200 in Fellows’ Antiques, Silver & Collectables sale on February 27.

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